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The 25 Best Educational & Science Toys

Children are full of questions. As parents, family members or teachers we’re often eager to give them answers, but should we? By asking the questions, rather than answering them, providing the tools and guidance, you empower children to figure it out for themselves. Yes, you’re helping them develop problem-solving skills, but more importantly, you’re helping them to understand which questions to ask in the first place. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities have become a popular topic in education. Encouraging kids to think, explore and solve problems is a pillar of our education system. These are the skills young adults...

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Decoding Educational Terminology under the New B.C. Curriculum: Active Learning

BC Curriculum Active Learning Mini-lab

            As a mother of two middle schoolers, over the years I’ve been exposed to a plethora of educational terminology of which I readily admit I have limited levels of comprehension. Terms like “active learning”, “inquiry-based focus”, “kinesthetic learner” and “scaffolding” have been recently used by educators to describe my children’s current educational landscape while the new B.C. curriculum speaks of “core competencies” and “cross-curricular and personalized learning”. As parents, if we do not fully grasp all of these terms, how can we be confident we are asking the right questions in the right way?...

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